Posts Tagged ‘Bayerischer Rundfunk’

Bayreuth Parsifal Due Online

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: July 17, 2016 MUNICH — Bayerischer Rundfunk confirmed on Thursday it will video-stream the premiere of Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s new staging of Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival. — when: 9:57 a.m. EDT on July 25, 2016 — where: www.br-klassik.de/concert Laufenberg is reportedly intent on exploring the religious aspect of Wagner’s 1881 […]

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St John Passion Streams

Friday, May 27th, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: May 27, 2016 NUREMBERG — Tired of paying for digitized concert-hall privileges? Here is a sumptuously sung, gloriously gratis (for the moment*) St John Passion from this city’s Lutheran Lorenzkirche, filmed in June 2015 as part of a drawn-out Bavarian Broadcasting project to mark “500 Years of the Reformation”: — Windows— […]

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BR’s Full-Bodied Vin Herbé

Friday, March 18th, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: March 18, 2016 MUNICH — It would be a novelty to hear Le vin herbé the way composer Frank Martin conceived it. The 1940 secular chamber oratorio reportedly soars when realized in concert by twelve French-singing voices, double string trio, double bass and piano — its lean forces yet complex harmony […]

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BRSO Adopts Speedier Website

Friday, April 17th, 2015

By ANDREW POWELL Published: April 17, 2015 MUNICH — Although no news release hailed its arrival, a revamped website was launched today for the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. It is faster, navigationally flatter, and better geared to mobile platforms than the old pages, criticized here. To enable the advance, domains have been set up liberating […]

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BR Campaign Runs Out of Gas

Monday, February 10th, 2014

By ANDREW POWELL Published: February 10, 2014 MUNICH — Creative exhaustion appears to have arrived for a whimsical, multi-year promotional campaign here. Its subject: the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Its budget and goals: inscrutable. The thing would never have seen the light of day in the U.S., if only for legal reasons, and its existence […]

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BR Chor’s Humorless Rossini

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

By ANDREW POWELL Published: November 2, 2013 MUNICH — Can music be sincere and ironic at the same time? Ask Peter Dijkstra, the artistic leader of the BR Chor who last weekend (Oct. 26) led Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle as billed. Solemnly. The result sounded not much like Rossini. Nobody smiled, and the musicians looked […]

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Jansons Extends at BR

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

By ANDREW POWELL Published: June 3, 2013 MUNICH — Mariss Jansons has signed an extension of his contract as Chefdirigent of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and its choral forces, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) announced today here. The added period runs from Sept. 2015 through Aug. 2018. The Riga, Latvia-born conductor, 70, also serves as chief […]

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A Stirring Evening (and Music)

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

By ANDREW POWELL Published: April 24, 2013 MUNICH — Members of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra venture six times a year to Lake Starnberg, some 20 miles southwest of here, to play chamber music at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, or EAT, as its website favicon reads. A mid-season program (Feb. 24) paired quintets by Mozart […]

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BR Chor’s St Matthew Passion

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

By ANDREW POWELL Published: March 28, 2013 MUNICH — Bayerischer Rundfunk chose to film Bach’s St Matthew Passion last month in the Herkulessaal in blue light. Drafted for the mood-enhanced venture were Karina Gauvin, Gerhild Romberger, Maximilian Schmitt and Michael Nagy, the vocal quartet; Julian Prégardien and Karl-Magnus Fredriksson as the Evangelist and Jesus; the […]

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Season of Concessions

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

By ANDREW POWELL Published: October 11, 2012 MUNICH — Arts groups here present a restrained 2012–13 season facing pros and cons not always aligned with those in America. Funding, for instance, holds steady: city and state (Bavaria) play their part, as do local corporations Siemens, BMW, Audi, Allianz and Linde. Excellent pools of musicians, instrumental […]

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